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Public input meetings for phase 2 of Green Light Plan start next week

3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago August 25, 2016 Aug 25, 2016 Thursday, August 25 2016 August 25, 2016 11:38 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – Some of the public meetings set to discuss the next phase of the Green Light Plan are set to start next week.

The proposed next phase of Mayor Holden's Green Light Plan call for a parish-wide 5-mill property tax over 30 years to fund an estimated $452 million in road and street improvements that will be determined in part by input from public meetings. An estimated $260 million of the project funding would come from bond sales, with the other $192 million coming in the form of pay-as-you-go revenue.

The proposed Green Light Program property tax would free up the existing half-cent sales tax for rehabilitation and community road enhancement projects that include neighborhood road rehab, advanced signalization, pedestrian safety features and beautification.

The Mayor has scheduled the following public meetings in each council district to get public input about possible future projects and funding for the next phase of Green Light Program. The meetings will follow an informal "open house" setting that will include one-on-one discussions and feedback between the public and the staff.
Following the public meetings, the proposal calls for the Metro Council to consider in September a resolution for a tax December election, when voters would make the final decision.

All meetings will run from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 25
District 8
Jones Creek Library
6222 Jones Creek Road

Tuesday, Aug. 30
District 3
Bluebonnet Branch Library
9200 Bluebonnet Boulevard

Wednesday, Aug. 31
District 9
Jones Creek Branch Library
6222 Jones Creek Road

Tuesday, Sept. 6
District 2
Scotlandville Branch Library
7373 Scenic Highway

Wednesday, Sept. 7
District 1
Zachary Branch Library
1900 Church Street, Zachary

Thursday, Sept. 8
District 6
BREC Saia Park
855 N. Donmoor Avenue

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